Tampa Bay native Aaron Carter, set to play Hamburger Mary's, opens up about his sexuality
Judging by his own Twitter account, its been an intense few weeks for Aaron Carter.
The singer, who grew up in south Hillsborough County and scored two platinum albums in the aughts, recently checked in with fans on Twitter after going into surgery for undisclosed reasons, defended himself and announced the "truth will come soon" in the case of his recent DUI arrest in Georgia, and took a swipe at his older brother and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter for reaching out to him via social media, rather than calling him directly.
Meanwhile, he also celebrated being "back in the game," with 63 million streams of his new song "Sooner or Later" on Spotify.
And on Saturday, Aaron Carter posted an open letter about his own sexuality, and being attracted to both men and women.
It "doesn't bring me shame," Carter, 29, wrote, but it "has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life."
When he was 13, "I started to find boys and girls attractive," and at 17, "after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with."
Carter is set to perform at Hamburger Mary's in Brandon this Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets to the concert at 2016 Town Center Boulevard are on sale for $10 through eventbrite.com.
The Hamburger Mary's chain of LGBTQ-friendly restaurants and clubs are known for burgers as well as drag queen performances.
Owner Kurt King told the Times upon opening the Brandon location in February that a hallmark of Hamburger Mary's is their acceptance of customers of all political and sexual persuasions.
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